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“Whale’s Tail Clam Bar” to open in New Bedford in June


By the end of June, the New Bedford waterfront will see a new eatery open its doors, the “Whale’s Tail Clam Bar.”

The New Bedford Port Authority was accepting proposals for the Wharfinger Building and Waterfront Visitors Center and Stephen Silverstein, owner of The Black Whale and Cisco New Bedford was the sole bidder with an offer of $2,500 a month and a 5-year lease.

The seasonal clam shack will open in the Wharfinger building, offer takeout and outdoor seating in picnic tables and serve alcohol. As for the Wharfinger Building, Silverstein hopes to eventually utilize the site as a cafe offering breakfast and lunch with coffee, muffins, pastries, and a variety of sandwiches.

The cafe is not a certainty yet and is only in its planning stages. Perhaps, the success of the clam shack will play a role in whether the cafe happens or not.

Silverstein is also the founder of the “Not Your Average Joe’s” restaurant chain now with 20 restaurants in five states, and if his success there is any indication for the future of both sites, it will be a smashing success.

If you are cook, server, host or busser you can apply for a job at the coming “Whale’s Tail Clam Bar” here.

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